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John Lennon´s killer is up for parole for eighth time, widow Yoko Ono is fighting his release

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New York Daily News, by Kenneth Lovett Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 22 36 2014 10:36:44 GMT ALBANY — John Lennon’s killer is up for parole for the eighth time — and for the eighth time, Yoko Ono is fighting his release. Mark David Chapman, serving a 20 year'to'life sentence at upstate Wende Correctional Facility for the Dec. 8, 1980, shooting of the Beatle, is awaiting his fate after being interviewed by state parole officials this week. A decision could be announced as early as Friday. It’s not expected he’ll be released. Chapman, 59, has had a clean prison record since 1994, but in the past the parole board has said his release would “undermine respect for

Rick Perry refuses to be derailed by Texas Democrats

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Legal Insurrection, by Amy Miller Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 30 2014 10:30:55 GMT Texas democrats may be keeping busy wallowing in the shallow victory of the recent indictment of Governor Rick Perry, Rick Perry himself is doing what he does best—his job. Today, Governor Perry gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. detailing the dangers inherent in Barack Obama’s tacit open borders immigration policy. The apparent beheading of U.S journalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists in Syria has energized the debate over whether or not Islamic terrorists could use America’s porous southern border as an an easy access point. Via the New York Times: ´While Mr. Perry said that there was “no

1,461 Days of Summer

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Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 25 2014 10:25:59 GMT The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club—sorry, membership is full—the next day. Technically, Obama’s vacation began on August 9. It is scheduled to end on Sunday, August 24. With the exception of a two'day interlude in D.C., it has been

Obama´s ´Post Foley´ Golf Game Less About The Optics Of Leadership And More About A Failure To Grasp Our Collective Pain

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Forbes, by Rick Unger Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 23 2014 10:23:43 GMT As readers of this column know, I tend to favor the political and policy positions put forth by President Barack Obama and his administration. (Snip)Because most of the Americans whom the President represents would very much have liked to have been in the presence of the Foley family if only to give them a hug and personally express deep condolences. While most of us couldn’t do that, the President could have—and should have—done it for us. I know the President placed a call to the family earlier in the day. And, on a day when the President’s normal duties would

Obama’s Made'for'TV Worldview

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National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 15 2014 10:15:11 GMT Does the president think the world is a TV show? One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be okay. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy before the timer reaches zero. There was no way Fonzie was going to mess up his water'ski jump and get devoured by sharks. Life doesn’t actually work like that. That’s one reason HBO’s Game of Thrones is so compelling. Despite being set in an absurd fantasy world of giants, dragons, and ice zombies, it’s

New Ohio abortion rules close decades'old clinic

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Washington Times, by Cheryl Wetzstein Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 22 12 2014 10:12:16 GMT Supporters of a Cincinnati area clinic that is ending its surgical abortion services Friday say it is the latest victim of a political attack — and that Ohio is at risk of losing even more of its abortion clinics. A state law enacted in 2013 “seems like a deliberate Catch'22,” said lawyer Dorothea Langsham, who represents the Women´s Med Center of Cincinnati. Its Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio, is expected to cease offering surgical abortions as of 4 p.m. Friday. The ambulatory surgical clinic had been operating for more than 30 years in the Cincinnati area and was

Anonymous Day Of Rage Over Michael Brown Fizzles Nationwide As Ragers Fail To Materialize

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 22 07 2014 10:07:41 GMT Thursday’s “National Day Of Rage” planned by the hacktivist group Anonymous against the Aug. 9 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. failed to materialize in any remotely significant way. Anonymous had called for a protest in 37 cities. A Facebook posting dated Thursday shows that organizers had also envisioned nationwide protests in the early evening in dozens of additional cities — everywhere from Helena, Mont. (pop. 29,134) to Perryville, Mo. (pop. 8,225) The protests were a huge dud. A smattering of dedicated protesters showed up in front of the White House, demanding the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer

No Reply from America?

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Weekly Standard, by William Kristol Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 02 2014 10:02:25 GMT On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non'Americans. But they killed Foley because he was an American. They titled the grotesque video of this particular act of barbarism “A message to America.” On Wednesday, the president of the United States of America spoke. It would have been fitting if he had delivered a reply from America. It would have been proper if his reply to the savages who killed James Foley had been that they would be hearing from

What Will Happen to Officer Darren Wilson?

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American Spectator, by Aaron Goldstein Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 57 2014 09:57:34 GMT A grand jury has convened to determine what charges, if any, will be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this month. Over at The New Republic, Yishai Schwartz argues that a conviction against Wilson is impossible because of Missouri´s self defense laws: In other states, claims of self'defense need to be proven as more likely than not, or in legal speak, to a “preponderance of the evidence.” It’s still the state’s obligation to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the defendant actually killed the victim. But once that’s established, the prosecution doesn’t

Prosecutors have not spoken to Darren Wilson yet

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Washington Post, by Mark Berman Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 47 2014 09:47:39 GMT A spokesman for ?St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said he would not comment on reports that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson suffered a fractured eye bone during Wilson’s confrontation with Michael Brown that ended with the officer shooting and killing the unarmed teen. “We do not comment on any evidence in the case, and that would include the officer’s injuries,” said Ed Magee. Magee said that prosecutors have not received any medical records relating to Wilson so far. ?But he said that since Wilson was taken to the hospital, they assume there are medical records and they just haven’t received them

Clintonphobia: Why No Democrat Wants to Run Against Hillary

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Atlantic, by Peter Beinart Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 43 2014 09:43:00 GMT The mystery of the 2016 Democratic presidential race isn’t why Hillary Clinton seems likely to run. She’s ambitious, qualified, too old to wait another four years and well positioned to win. Why wouldn’t she run? The mystery is why she has no real competition. So far, none of the Democrats who could seriously challenge Clinton—Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Cuomo, Deval Patrick—have shown any interest. The candidates who have—Brian Schweitzer, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders—are too weak to arouse much media attention or donor support. On Tuesday, The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake ran through the reasons various potential challengers seemed disinclined to run: Warren has

Lead Investigator: Perry Was Not Under Investigation When He Tried to Get Travis County’s Drunk DA to Resign

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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston Posted By: StormCnter- Fri, 22 40 2014 09:40:15 GMT The Texas Democratic Party and its operatives have tried to build a defense of their indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. According to that narrative, Perry tried to get Lehmberg removed because the Travis County Public Integrity Unit was circling around the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. There were allegations of crony corruption in CPRIT. According to the Democrat narrative, the suspicion of crony corruption had the PIU looking into Perry and several close associates. So, according to this narrative, Perry wanted to push Lehmberg out as Travis County district attorney, so he could appoint her successor and get

‘Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi And Crew Flambéed By Boston Teamsters

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Deadline Hollywood, by David Robb Posted By: MissMolly- Fri, 22 33 2014 09:33:37 GMT The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*****g whore!” “She was scared,” said a Top Chef crewmember who witnessed the incident, which occurred in June while filming an episode for the upcoming 12th season of Bravo’s popular skein, which premieres October 15. “He was screaming at her aggressively and violently.”

A question for Washington pollsters: How wrong must you be to never work again?

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Washington Post, by Ben Terris Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 22 26 2014 09:26:02 GMT Just how wrong does someone have to be to lose their job in Washington, D.C.? For John McLaughlin, even historically wrong wasn’t enough. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, maybe you know his work. He’s the Republican pollster who predicted just weeks before the June election that then'House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R'Va.) would win his primary by 34 points. This week, Cantor packed up his Capitol Hill office, having lost that election by 10 points. “The worst part of it is, you build a relationship with a longtime friend and you never want to lose,” McLaughlin says now, noting that

ISIS: What it will take to beat terror group

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CNN, by Tom Lister Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 22 22 2014 09:22:37 GMT We need long'term to take out ISIS´ leadership, to degrade their operational capabilities, to cut off their financing sources, to go after them in a comprehensive way to cut off their ability to do the things we´ve seen them do." Those were the words of State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf on Monday '' suggesting the Obama Administration is preparing to do much more against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq than deprive it of the Mosul Dam. They sounded much like the checklist used to degrade al Qaeda over a decade. Until the sudden capture of Mosul in June, ISIS

10'Hour ´Pay It Forward´ Line Ends With Customer No. 458 Who Refuses

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ABC News, by Yazhou Sun Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 22 20 2014 09:20:44 GMT A 10'hour stream of kindness ended abruptly at a Florida Starbucks Wednesday evening when customer No.458 broke ranks and declined to "pay it forward" for the next drive'thru patron. "She got a free drink from the previous customer," Celeste Guzman, manager at the Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg, told ABC News today. "She was happy about that," Guzman said. "But she didn´t want to pay for the next patron. “It all started at 7:21 a.m. yesterday morning when a woman paid for her iced coffee and decided to pay for the caramel macchiato the customer behind her ordered as well,” Guzman

Pentagon: Islamic State Militants Will Regroup

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Associated Press, by Robert Burns Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 22 16 2014 09:16:44 GMT WASHINGTON '' U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well'resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Speaking alongside Hagel at a Pentagon news conference, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that although the Islamic State group can be contained it cannot be defeated without attacking it in Syria. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this would not necessarily require airstrikes by the U.S., although Hagel appeared to leave open that possibility by telling reporters, "We´re looking at

IRS E'mails: The Perfect Storm

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American Thinker, by Bruce Walker Posted By: geo11- Fri, 22 53 2014 08:53:34 GMT August 22 is another deadline for the Obama administration’s IRS officials to come clean about their clear malfeasance in office. Judge Emmet Sullivan, who has acted sua sponte to compel IRS officials to provide all the details surrounding the “lost” e'mails, has the reputation of a judicial pit bull, a federal judge who insists that his orders and his office be treated with proper respect. Placing himself directly in the middle of this scandal, Judge Sullivan has removed the favored riposte by the left: attack the questioner. Sullivan is a black jurist from Howard University, perhaps the most respected black university

Obama´s Worldview: We´re the Problem

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Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh Posted By: steveW- Fri, 22 22 2014 08:22:56 GMT RUSH: Now, folks, I want to get started here on a popular perception of Obama´s worldview. There´s a lot of people I have run across in the throes of show prep pulling their hair out and wringing their hands trying to figure out why Obama doesn´t do anything, doesn´t really take action to deal with these really bad, evil people and the threats that they pose. I´m not gonna have time to complete this in'depth analysis before the next obscene profit time'out, but let me give you a heads'up. Let me give you the umbrella under which everything else falls.

Sacramento patient tests negative for Ebola after West Africa visit

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Los Angeles Times, by Ryan Parker Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 22 50 2014 05:50:12 GMT A patient at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who was potentially exposed to the Ebola virus has tested negative, hospital officials confirmed Thursday night. The unidentified patient was being cared for in a specially equipped negative pressure room while tests were ongoing, officials said. It is unclear when the patient arrived at the facility or when the possible exposure to the virus occurred, but it did happen in West Africa, officials said. No specific information about the patient, including the name or gender, has been released. Kaiser was working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health